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Vodafone IoT Barometer sees only 1% adoption rate growth

Vodafone has published its annual IoT Barometer, and compared to last year, adoption growth rates were up by only 1%. Of the 1,278 respondents, 29% said they had adopted IoT, compared to 28% last year. This indicates that 2017 was no watershed year for IoT deployments and that quiet adoption is still the norm. The report identifies some individual sectors that made promising progress such as utilities, where adoption grew by 20% year-on-year, retail at 21% and automotive at 12%. Although the tone of the report is optimistic, it confirms a trend echoed by vendors – that volume deployments of IoT devices still haven’t taken off. It wasn’t all doom and gloom as those respondents that have already incorporated IoT…

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